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WORKING AT KENES – A GLOBAL COMPANY, THAT FEELS LIKE HOME 

­Creating a truly remarkable event takes professionals. Creating 3,600 conferences in more than 100 cities around the globe, with over 160,000 participants per year, takes a very special kind of passion. The kind you’ll find every day in the people that work at Kenes. For over fifty years, we’ve been nurturing talent and providing opportunities for career growth. It’s the reason we are one of the world’s leading Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs). If you are serious about events, come join our growing family.

Kenes is keen on building and maintaining a global team of confident, competent, customer-oriented employees. We are more than 350 strong – a true ‘family’ of dedicated professionals who provide the best possible service and support to clients around the globe. Simply put, Kenes employees are initiative-takers, doers, starters, and finishers.

At Kenes, we ask you to bring your personality to work. We aim to reflect the diverse nature of society and value our employees’ contributions irrespective of age, sex, race, or religion. We are a team of multinational, multicultural, multilingual and multitalented individuals. Kenes is looking for creative, ambitious and dedicated individuals to join our team. We offer the opportunity for personal and professional growth, with a competitive salary and benefits package.

If you are interested in joining a uniquely professional and enthusiastic team, view the open positions below or send your CV to careers@kenes.com.

You want to see behind the scenes? Have a look at the first birthday celebration video from our newest addition – the Sofia Office: https://youtu.be/esP1Mi3RyS8

Association account manager for IPVS – Amsterdam

About IPVS:

The International Papillomavirus Society (IPVS) is the leading global expert on human papillomaviruses (HPV). Since its beginning, the purpose of IPVS has been to promote the worldwide exchange of ideas, knowledge, and innovative research among basic, clinical and public health research professionals concerned with human and animal papillomaviruses and their associated diseases.

Today the society has a successful international conference, with increasing numbers of attendees and abstracts, and a healthy membership. IPVS continues to support the careers of new and emerging investigators through training, facilitating collaborations, and funding of travel fellowships to the conferences and workshops. IPVS is an advocate for additional papillomavirus research and funding, public awareness of papillomavirus-related diseases and opportunities for prevention and management and international education. In addition, for the past 3 years, the society has initiated a successful HPV Awareness Day campaign.

Requirements:

As activities have increased, the society wishes to have a dedicated Manager, to support the IPVS Officers and Board of Directors and to manage the secretariat, activities, and operations of IPVS. The society requires a strong manager who can skillfully position and lead the society through this crucial next phase of growth.

He/she will work closely with the IPVS Officers and Board to ensure every aspect of the society management is optimized and managed in accordance with association guidelines and objectives.

The candidate will have experience in successfully delivering business growth within a nonprofit organization. Experience of planning and follow-through are needed, along with a sound knowledge of the operational requirements for a nonprofit organization. Attention to culture, community and mission must be a continual focus. The candidate will bring experience implementing strategic plans, building relationships, and management controls, while building trust and credibility across a broad stakeholder group. The Executive Manager will need to be a strong, and passionate advocate for papillomavirus.

Key Skills and Attributes:

The candidate should have 3-5 years or more experience working with nonprofit associations in a similar Account Management role.

He/she should have a broad understanding of running an organization or business and experience in dealing with VIP’s in multi-cultural environments.

Experience of the papillomavirus field or more broadly organizations involved in the cancer field is preferable.

Essential skills and attributes:

-Operational knowledge of all elements of managing a non-profit organization

– Proven ability to work with an executive team/board

– High level of commercial and financial awareness

– Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks

– Advanced information technology skills

– Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills

– Wide general cultural knowledge with discretion and diplomacy

– Good judgment and the capacity to work independently, proactively and creatively

– Ability to build effective working relationships with a variety of stakeholders and international bodies

Experience of large scale conferences/live events – Advantage

Experience working with medical and/or biological clients or organisations – Advantage

Qualifications:

University degree or equivalent

Excellent English (verbal & written) and other international languages is an advantage

Computer literacy (Microsoft Office XP)

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #28-2020

Marketing Manager – Sofia
  The main goal of the Marketing Manager is to increase event profit and ensure long term growth, through creating and implementing marketing strategiesinnovative tools and hands on delivery. 
Responsibilities 

  • Owner of your congresses marketing activities and results 
  • Manage a marketing coordinator 
  • Be the one point of contact for congresses marketing needs 
  • Develop the congresses brand and marketing strategies  
  • Prepare and adhere congresses budgets 
  • Overseeing the different marketing campaigns  
  • Manage the day to day marketing activities of the congresses  
  • Manage internal and external interfaces to ensure successful deliveries of marketing activities 
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns 
  • Manage and improve lead generation campaigns and measuring results 
  • Creating a wide range of different marketing materials (online and offline including videos) 
  • Reports on progress and effectiveness of the different campaigns 
Requirements: 

  • Excellent ability to multitask and work well under pressure 
  • Result oriented with excellent interpersonal skills  
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to multi-task and set priorities for yourself and your team members within tight deadlines and high client expectations 
  • Strong analytical and project management skills 
  • Team player 

Education and Experience: 

  • BA or higher in Marketing, Communications or Business Administration with a Marketing focus 
  • 2-3  years in a similar position 
  • Experience with developing and executing marketing strategies and plans – MUST  
  • Experience in client management, presentations and consulting 
  • Experience with market research and analysis 
  • Experience in most aspects of the marketing-mix, online marketing, social media and SEO  
  • Experience in briefing suppliers, graphic designers and writers  
  • Experience in managing people – an advantage 
  • English mother tongue or mother tongue level- MUST 

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #27-2020

Research Manager – Tel Aviv

Kenes Group has an exciting opportunity for a Research Manager to lead a team of research experts for Medical Congresses.
We are looking for a candidate with knowledge in healthcare, life science and pharma.

In this role, you will deliver insightful research on the healthcare sector and support the Marketing and Sales teams.

Responsibilities:

 

  • Extensive market and industry research: collect, organize, and analyze opinions and data, explore issues, and predict trends
  • Provide strategic level informational and consultative support to decision makers regarding future initiatives
  • Get to know Kenes Group clients and their audiences: prepare the congress competitive analysis, as well as understand and validate the congress program in terms of its relevancy to the target audience and industry support. Suggest possible new topics
  • Define the unique value of attending a congress compared to other alternatives
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge on the therapeutic field and its marketing dynamics
  • Analyze industry trends, and follow pipeline developments, patents, and industry changes, such as mergers, acquisitions and the status of clinical trials
  • Create reports, forecasts, and sales target analyses
  • Content recommendations for marketing purposes
  • Manage a team of research experts

Requirements:

  • Excellent research capabilities and analytical skills
  • Familiar with a diverse range of research and analysis methodologies, as well as the ability to match them to company needs
  • At least 2 years managing a research team
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Business awareness
  • Proactive approach
  • Multi-tasking skills and a quick learner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Team player
  • Mother-tongue command of the English language in writing

M.Sc. in pharmacology, life science, biology, or related discipline; Ph.D. – an advantage

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #26-2020

Applications Support – Sofia

Kenes Group is looking for an application support person who will be responsible for our events abstract submission process and back office support.

Responsibilities:

  • Set up back office and online systems,
  • System Q&A from the back office and user side
  • Prepare system for meetings with scientific committees and allocate materials for meetings
  • Generate progress reports including statistical reports
  • Support congress participants after abstract submission
  • Set up links for online programme
  • Set up/manage scientific programme (data entry, scheduling, programme drafts, generate reports)
  • Prepare materials for print/online publication including XML, eBook, congress app
  • Preparation and management of all aspects of the scientific programme
  • Work with the committee on the scientific programme including abstract processing/scheduling
  • Receive/upload information/data to the congress database
  • Provide texts (in English) for project literature including proofreading
  • Manage, track and QA the scientific programme
  • Adhere to work procedures and production deadlines
  • Track project material (e.g. abstracts)

Requirements:

  • Highly detail-oriented, well organised, attention to detail and accuracy, able to process vast amounts of data
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and work under pressure for long periodswhile meeting tight deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to draft correspondence in English
  • Excellent communication skills, Service oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent knowledge for Excel, Word, PP

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum 1-2 years of professional experience in administration support
  • Excellent English (verbal & written) Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, Outlook.

Please email your CV to: careers@kenes.com

Position Code: #13-20